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R.I.P. Toys R Us

By John Paul
Writer, Contributor

Whenever we spend time with a relative or family friend that’s significantly a lot older than us, one thing we often hear them say is how nothing is the same anymore. Oh we’ve all heard it before, “Back in my day, we had this and this” or “They don’t make ‘em the way they used to”. We love to laugh at our elders reaction to the modern day and how they seemingly can’t get with the times.

However, these past couple of weeks let me know exactly what that feels like. Recently it was announced that Toys R Us would be closing all of their stores in the United States and United Kingdom, with well over 33,000 jobs being lost as a result. Naturally my generation along with older generations of former Toys R Us kids reacted to the news by reflecting on the days when the retail giant was in its prime and mourning the loss of it. Continue reading R.I.P. Toys R Us